Updated: Sunday, 23 Sep 2012, 2:57 PM MDT
Published : Saturday, 22 Sep 2012, 9:52 PM MDT
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) - Heading into the 104th installment of the Rio Grande rivalry game between UNM & NMSU, Lobos seniors vowed to not be the first class to lose 4 straight games to the Aggies since the 1965-68 Lobos team did it: And they did just that, emphatically.
UNM took a 10-0 lead in the second quarter thanks to Jhurell Presley's 7 yard TD run with 10:57 to go in the second quarter.
This game was shaping up to be a close on early, as NMSU comes right back to cut the Lobos lead to 3 points thanks to a Robery Clay rushing TD making it 10-7 with 8:48 to go in the second quarter. But the Lobos offense took over the game soon after the Aggies scoring drive, limiting the Aggies to 14 points total in the game.
New Mexico led 13-7 at halftime, and UNM really turned it on in the second half. In the third quarter, Casey Carrier scored his first TD of the season giving the Lobos a 20-7 lead, and Presley found the endzone for a second time in the game in the fourth quarter giving New Mexico a 20 point with 9:10 left in the game.
The Lobos go on to beat the Aggies 27-14 snapping a 3-game losing streak along the way, improving to 2-2 on the season while NMSU falls to 1-3. With the win, the Lobos also snap the country's worst losing streak which stood at 24 straight road game losses.